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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES WOODY ALLEN’S NEXT FILM IRRATIONAL MAN
  • Film marks eighth collaboration with the filmmaker and Sony Classics
  • NEW YORK (January 29, 2015) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s upcoming film, IRRATIONAL MAN, from Gravier Productions.

    Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson, the film features a prestigious cast including Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey and Emma Stone.

    "Sony Classics and I have a good working relationship. I like the way they handle my movies, very special, very classy and I always hope my films live up to their expectations," said Woody Allen.

    Sony Pictures Classics adds, "Woody Allen's new movie IRRATIONAL MAN, his latest annual gift to moviegoers everywhere, is as fresh and winning as ever."

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
    Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.

    Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 32 Academy Awards® (28 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 158 Academy Award® nominations (132 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

    Contact:
    Carmelo Pirrone
    SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
    Executive Vice President, Marketing
    550 Madison Avenue 8th Floor NY, NY 10022
    212-833-8851 (o) 917-969-1478 (m)